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Two NYPD cops who were shot are likely to survive

Two hero New York City police officers who were seriously wounded when a gunman ambushed them while they were responding to a domestic dispute are in ‘good spirits’ despite their injuries, DailyMail.com can disclose. 

Officers Christopher Wells, 36, and Joseph Murphy, 33, are recovering at Jamaica Hospital after being shot on Tuesday afternoon in Springfield Gardens, Queens, according to an internal police memo. 

The suspect was identified by police as Rondell Goppy, 41, a CUNY Crime Prevention Specialist. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Officer Murphy was shot in both hands and could lose a finger, while Wells was shot in the leg, suffering a shattered femur, a source told DailyMail.com.   

Audio of the 911 call obtained by DailyMail.com captures the hectic moment when police learn two of their own had been shot, as officials try to determine the officers’ blood type while rushing them to the hospital. 

SUSPECTED SHOOTER: The suspect was identified by police as Rondell Goppy (pictured), 41, a CUNY Crime Prevention Specialist. He was pronounced dead at the scene

SUSPECTED SHOOTER: The suspect was identified by police as Rondell Goppy (pictured), 41, a CUNY Crime Prevention Specialist. He was pronounced dead at the scene

Officers Christopher Wells, 36, (pictured) and Joseph Murphy, 33, are recovering at Jamaica Hospital after being shot on Tuesday afternoon i

Officers Christopher Wells, 36, (pictured) and Joseph Murphy, 33, are recovering at Jamaica Hospital after being shot on Tuesday afternoon i

Rondell Goppy (left), 41, a CUNY Crime Prevention Specialist, allegedly shot Officers Christopher Wells (right) and Joseph Murphy (not pictured) 

Both will be undergoing surgery, but a law enforcement source stressed: ‘The cops will be okay, they’re in good spirits. They’re conscious and awake.’ 

Wells, a father of a three-year-old and three-month-old baby, has been with the NYPD for 14 years. Murphy has been with the force for six years and had just learned his wife is pregnant. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio praised the officers during a press conference later that afternoon, saying: ‘They saved that woman’s life. I want to be crystal clear, because these officers were there, that woman is alive.’

A police source told DailyMail.com that Goppy’s wife, also 41, went to the 105th police prescient to report that her husband strangled her the night before.

Both Wells and Murphy returned to the house with the wife to go pick Goppy up. They didn’t have a warrant to enter the house, so she was needed to let them into the residence.

Upon arrival, ‘They saw his car wasn’t there,’ the source said. So the wife let them inside.

‘The officers searched the home to make sure he wasn’t inside. He wasn’t,’ the source explained.

But six minutes later, Goppy entered the home and started firing in a ‘combat stance’, according to the New York Post.   

Officials said they recovered two of Goppy's handguns (pictured) at the scene, including a Glock. The source confirmed Goppy had a domestic dispute with his wife in July, which resulted in him getting his guns taken away, but were returned in September

Officials said they recovered two of Goppy's handguns (pictured) at the scene, including a Glock. The source confirmed Goppy had a domestic dispute with his wife in July, which resulted in him getting his guns taken away, but were returned in September

Officials said they recovered two of Goppy’s handguns (pictured) at the scene, including a Glock. The source confirmed Goppy had a domestic dispute with his wife in July, which resulted in him getting his guns taken away, but were returned in September

Officer Murphy was shot in both hands, and could lose a finger, while Wells was shot in the leg, suffering a shattered femur, a source told DailyMail.com. Pictured: Scene of the shooting on Tuesday afternoon

Officer Murphy was shot in both hands, and could lose a finger, while Wells was shot in the leg, suffering a shattered femur, a source told DailyMail.com. Pictured: Scene of the shooting on Tuesday afternoon

 Officer Murphy was shot in both hands, and could lose a finger, while Wells was shot in the leg, suffering a shattered femur, a source told DailyMail.com. Pictured: Scene of the shooting on Tuesday afternoon 

Both will be undergoing surgery, but the law enforcement source stressed: 'The cops will be okay, they're in good spirits. They're conscious and awake.' Pictured: NYPD Detectives are seen outside the Jamaica Hospital in Queens

Both will be undergoing surgery, but the law enforcement source stressed: 'The cops will be okay, they're in good spirits. They're conscious and awake.' Pictured: NYPD Detectives are seen outside the Jamaica Hospital in Queens

Both will be undergoing surgery, but the law enforcement source stressed: ‘The cops will be okay, they’re in good spirits. They’re conscious and awake.’ Pictured: NYPD Detectives are seen outside the Jamaica Hospital in Queens 

Two hero New York City police officers who were seriously wounded when a gunman ambushed them while they were responding to a domestic dispute are in 'good spirits' despite their injuries, DailyMail.com can disclose

Two hero New York City police officers who were seriously wounded when a gunman ambushed them while they were responding to a domestic dispute are in 'good spirits' despite their injuries, DailyMail.com can disclose

Two hero New York City police officers who were seriously wounded when a gunman ambushed them while they were responding to a domestic dispute are in ‘good spirits’ despite their injuries, DailyMail.com can disclose 

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said during the brief press conference: 'Here we have a situation where a woman was in danger and these officers went to protect her.' 'Today they saved that woman's life ... because those officers were there, that woman is alive'

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said during the brief press conference: 'Here we have a situation where a woman was in danger and these officers went to protect her.' 'Today they saved that woman's life ... because those officers were there, that woman is alive'

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said during the brief press conference: ‘Here we have a situation where a woman was in danger and these officers went to protect her.’ ‘Today they saved that woman’s life … because those officers were there, that woman is alive’

The source explained: ‘They were about to leave, when the perp comes swaggering in and sees them. [The wife] yells, ”Oh my God!” And he just starts shooting at the cops. The cops returned fire and killed him. He was dead on the floor.’ 

Goppy was shot an unknown number of times, as a source told the Post they heard around six gunshots.  

Both officers were hit and are undergoing surgery. Their families are with  them in the hospital.

The wife, who had been married to Goppy for 17 years, was uninjured. She had run into another room and called 911 to report the shooting.  

The source confirmed that Goppy had a domestic dispute with his wife in July, which resulted in him getting his guns taken away. 

‘They EDP’d him,’ the source said, meaning he was declared an emotionally disturbed person, ‘and his guns were taken away.’

Chris Wells, who is married with children (pictured with him left and right) is recovering in hospital

Chris Wells, who is married with children (pictured with him left and right) is recovering in hospital

Chris Wells, who is married with children (pictured with him left and right) is recovering in hospital

Chris Wells, who is married with children (pictured with him left and right) is recovering in hospital

Chris Wells, who is married with children (pictured with him left and right) is recovering in hospital 

However, his guns were returned in September, according to the source. 

Officials said they recovered two of Goppy’s guns at the scene, including a Glock. 

Police said they would be looking into why he was allowed to have the weapons back. 

Officials noted Goppy did not have a criminal record. 

The source said cops did a great job and handled the situation by the book.

The insider said: ‘They did everything they were supposed to do. This guy had no criminal background. He was a CUNY peace officer. They had legal access to the location.’

He also noted: ‘The officer didn’t fire first. Isn’t this what the public wants, for us to get shot at first before we act? It’s a clean shoot in my experience.’

The source sniped that: ‘This is another win for the NYC mental health initiative, Thrive New York. We’re thriving, alright.’ 

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said during the brief press conference: ‘Here we have a situation where a woman was in danger and these officers went to protect her.

‘Today they saved that woman’s life … because those officers were there, that woman is alive.’ 

The source explained: 'They were about to leave, when the perp comes swaggering in and sees them. [The wife] yells, ''Oh my God!'' And he just starts shooting at the cops. The cops returned fire and killed him. He was dead on the floor.' Both officers were hit by bullets and are undergoing surgery. Their families are there with them in the hospital

The source explained: 'They were about to leave, when the perp comes swaggering in and sees them. [The wife] yells, ''Oh my God!'' And he just starts shooting at the cops. The cops returned fire and killed him. He was dead on the floor.' Both officers were hit by bullets and are undergoing surgery. Their families are there with them in the hospital

The source explained: ‘They were about to leave, when the perp comes swaggering in and sees them. [The wife] yells, ”Oh my God!” And he just starts shooting at the cops. The cops returned fire and killed him. He was dead on the floor.’ Both officers were hit by bullets and are undergoing surgery. Their families are there with them in the hospital

James McDermott, president of the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association, said in a statement: 'Those that disrespect police officers, those that want to say ‘Well let’s defund them, let’s take them out of every type of job,’ well, here’s an example'

James McDermott, president of the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association, said in a statement: 'Those that disrespect police officers, those that want to say ‘Well let’s defund them, let’s take them out of every type of job,’ well, here’s an example'

James McDermott, president of the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association, said in a statement: ‘Those that disrespect police officers, those that want to say ‘Well let’s defund them, let’s take them out of every type of job,’ well, here’s an example’

A police source told DailyMail.com that Goppy's wife went to the 105th police prescient to report that her husband strangled her the night before

A police source told DailyMail.com that Goppy's wife went to the 105th police prescient to report that her husband strangled her the night before

A police source told DailyMail.com that Goppy’s wife went to the 105th police prescient to report that her husband strangled her the night before

Mayor de Blasio added: ‘Here you have officers who do the lord’s work. They protect survivors of domestic violence. They go into some of the most volatile, difficult situations that you can possibly imagine.

‘They do it to protect innocent people who have been victims of abuse. And here we have a situation where a woman was in danger and these officers went in to protect her only to find themselves in harm’s way immediately. 

‘Thank God they’re going to pull through.’ 

James McDermott, president of the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association, said in a statement: ‘Those that disrespect police officers, those that want to say ‘Well let’s defund them, let’s take them out of every type of job,’ well, here’s an example.

‘It’s an example of a domestic dispute. It’s an example of when police walk in, they get shot at.

‘An attack against one police officer is an attack against all law enforcement officers. 

‘Nassau Police share a sacred bond with members of the NYPD. We extend our thoughts to the officers injured today and hope that they will make a full recovery. 

‘Police officers put their own safety in jeopardy for the safety of others, and we must applaud them for the true, everyday heroes that they are.’

Source: Daily Mail |World News

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